Midtown: Community

Community Notes, June 19

Wake Forest seeks 4th of July photos

The Wake Forest Fourth of July Committee is seeking photos and memories of the town’s Independence Day celebrations from the years 1973 to 2012. The committee would like to share photos as it prepares to put on the 40th annual Wake Forest Fourth of July celebration. Send photos to wfjuly4th@aol.com.

Classic car auction

The Raleigh Classic is scheduled for June 21-22 in the Graham Building and Exposition Center at the State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. The event is open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. The cost is $10 per day or $15 for a two-day pass. Tickets for children ages 12 and under cost $5 per day or $7 for a two-day pass. Admission is free for registered bidders, who can also preview the cars from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 20. For more information, visit www.raleighclassic.com.

Toy, hobby, sportscard show

Antique to modern collectible toys and sportscards will be available for buying, selling and trading from June 22-23 in the Kerr Scott Building, at the State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. The event is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. The cost is $5 daily or a weekend pass for $7. Children ages 15 and younger get in free. For more information, visit www.insidepitchpromotions.com.

Sing, dance, play at Marbles

Jammin’ Baby, a presenter of Music Together, will participate in a children’s program from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 26, at Marbles Kids Museum, 201 E. Hargett St., Raleigh. Children ages 5 and under can explore music. The event is free with museum admission. For more information, call 919-834-4040.

Stained glass artist at library

Stained glass artist Lisa Daly will discuss the art form at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Registration is requested at 919-870-4000.

Pet a Pony Day

Pet a Pony Day will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at James Hunt Horse Complex, 4601 Trinity Road, Raleigh. The free event will also feature show jumping and a farrier at work. For more information, visit www.nchja.com.

Birds and Beaks

Learn about birds during a children’s program titled Birds and Beaks from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, June 27, at Annie Louise Wilkerson, MD Nature Preserve Park, 11408 Raven Ridge Road, Raleigh. The cost is $5 per child. Wear closed-toe shoes and clothes that can get dirty. Registration is required four days in advance at reclink.raleighnc.gov.

Tempeh at The Express Library

Beth May will discuss tempeh and feature it in food samples from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at The Express Library, 336 Fayetteville St., Raleigh.

Wine walk fundraiser

A wine walk for charity will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at Lafayette Village, 8450 Honeycutt Road, Raleigh. The cost is $10 and proceeds will benefit the N.C. Lung Cancer Partnership. The first 100 participants will receive a commemorative wine glass.

Nature Drawing

A program on nature illustration will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh. Children ages 10 and older will learn basic illustration techniques and observational skills. Supplies will be provided. The cost is $10 per child, and registration is required at www.naturalsciences.org.

Science Café on NASA

Learn about the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s current robotic missions during a free program at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh. NASA volunteers Tony Rice and Ian Hewitt will discuss Juno, the robotic mission to study Jupiter, and New Horizons, the mission to study Pluto. For more information, visit www.naturalsciences.org.

Annual Trial Day

Kids Approved Annual Trial Day will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon Friday, June 28, at J.C. Raulston Arboretum at N.C. State University, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh. The Annual Color Trials area is a testing site for new cultivators of bedding plants. This year, children ages 6 and older will learn about the trials program, learn basic plant science and vote for their favorite annuals and perennials. The event will also include a hot dog lunch. The cost is $5 per child, and registration is required. To register, contact Children’s Program Coordinator Elizabeth Overcash at 919-513-7011 or elizabeth_overcash@ncsu.edu.

Wetland tree walk

Join an arborist for a stroll from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 28, at the Walnut Creek Wetland Center, 950 Peterson St., Raleigh. Participants will learn to identify native wetland trees. The program is for ages 15 and older and costs $5 per person. Registration is required four days in advance at reclink.raleighnc.gov.

Paddle the Pond

Canoe at Yates Mill Pond on Saturday, June 29, at Historic Yates Mill County Park, 4620 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh. Canoe sessions will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. and 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. The program is for ages 6 and older and costs $10 per boat. Registration is required at 919-856-6675.

Scavenger hunt

The Glenwood South Scavenger Hunt will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 29, at The Cupcake Shoppe, 104 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. The cost is $10 per person and will benefit the nonprofit Legacy Event Planners. Teams will search for clues to secret doors, iconic pictures, fun facts, and tasty foods and beverages. The top three teams will be awarded gift packages. For more information or to register, visit www.legacyeventplanners.org.

Family fishing program

Fish the old-fashioned way from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 29, at Historic Yates Mill County Park, 4620 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh. A cane pole, tackle and bait will be provided, along with basic instruction and assistance. The program is for ages 5 and older with an accompanying adult and costs $5 per family or $3 per individual. Registration is requested at 919-856-6675.

Gettysburg event at Oakwood cemetery

Historic Oakwood Cemetery will hold a special event and tour at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 30, to honor North Carolina’s involvement in the Gettysburg Campaign. The event will include a presentation and discussion in the cemetery’s mausoleum on Civil War mortality, a walking tour which will visit the graves of local Confederate soldiers and a tour of the Confederate cemetery. Registration is required at 919-832-6077. For more information, visit www.historicoakwood.com.

Fire safety for parents

A program for parents about home fire safety will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 2, at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Area fire departments will present tips on how to prevent and survive fire emergencies. Registration is requested at 919-870-4000.

Book discussion on ‘Caleb’s Crossing’

Librarians will discuss Geraldine Brooks’ novel “Caleb’s Crossing” at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 3, at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. Registration is requested at 919-856-6710.

Independence Day at Joel Lane

The Historic Independence Day Open House will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, July 4, at the Joel Lane Museum House, 728 W. Hargett St., Raleigh. Re-enactors will demonstrate various aspects of colonial life, and visitors can participate in hands-on activities such as writing with a quill pen or making rag dolls. For more information, visit www.joellane.org.

Independence Day on Fayetteville Street

An Independence Day Celebration will be held from noon to 11 p.m. Thursday, July 4, along Fayetteville Street and at the Red Hat Amphitheater, 500 S. McDowell St., Raleigh. The event will feature live music, a beer and wine tent, street performers, rides, games, eating contests, art vendors and fireworks. For more information, visit www.raleighconvention.com.

Summer workshops for high schoolers

The Wade Edwards Foundation and Learning Lab will offer academic and enrichment summer workshops for high school students. Workshops run from 9 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday at 714 Saint Mary’s St., Raleigh. The cost is $30 for the first workshop and $25 for each additional workshop. For more information or to register, visit www.wade.org.

Summer youth pass program

Youths ages 13-17 may purchase a Capital Area Transit bus pass offering unlimited rides for a reduced rate of $50 for the summer. The summer youth pass program will run until Sept. 1. Passes can be obtained at Moore Square Transit Station or CAT’s Transit Operations Facility at 4104 Poole Road, Raleigh.

Students must present a current school-issued identification card and proof of age. Those without a valid school ID can email catinfo@raleighnc.gov with the subject line Summer Youth Pass.

For more information, call 919-996-3900 or visit www.raleighnc.gov/transit.

Summer reading program

Wake County Public Libraries will hold summer reading programs for children, teens and adults. The Read To Me Club will teach children five reading techniques. The Dig Into Reading Club is for school-aged children featuring weekly activities at the library. Teens can participate in the Beneath the Surface Club, featuring raffles and reading incentives. The adult club, Groundbreaking Reads, will focus on influential books. For more information, visit www.wakegov.com/libraries.

Program on coupons

Savvy Savers Couponers will discuss couponing at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Participants can bring unexpired coupons for a demonstration coupon swap. Registration is requested at 919-870-4000.

Book recommendations

Librarians will offer one-on-one book recommendations at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 13, at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. Librarians will recommend books on summer entertaining and home decorating. For more information, call 919-856-6710.

GoodReads tutoring

Learn about GoodReads, a website about book recommendations, during a tutoring session at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. The one-on-one sessions are free, and registration is not required. For more information, call 919-870-4000.

Fire safety for parents

A program for parents about home fire safety will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 15, at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. Area fire departments will present tips on how to prevent and survive fire emergencies. Registration is requested at 919-856-6710.

Book discussion on Harper Lee

Librarians will discuss Harper Lee’s novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” at 2:30 p.m. Monday, July 15, at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Registration is requested at 919-870-4000.

SPCA meeting

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will hold a community response meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, at the SPCA Curtis Dail Pet Adoption Center, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh. During this meeting, the public can provide feedback and discuss the future direction of the organization.

Book recommendations

Librarians will offer one-on-one book recommendations at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 21, at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Librarians will recommend books on summer entertaining and home decorating. For more information, call 919-870-4000.

GoodReads tutoring

Learn about GoodReads, a website about book recommendations, during a tutoring session at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. The one-on-one sessions are free, and registration is not required. For more information, call 919-856-6710.

Auction for the Animals

The13th annual Auction for the Animals is scheduled from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at the Prestonwood Country Club, 300 Prestonwood Parkway, Cary. Tickets cost $75 and proceeds will benefit Second Chance Pet Adoptions. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.auctionfortheanimals.com.

Fashion show, brunch

The Inaugural V Fashion Show and Celebrity Chef Brunch will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at Zinda, 301 Fayetteville St. No. 120, Raleigh. Tickets start at $35 and include a swag bag. Proceeds will benefit The V Foundation for Cancer Research. For more information, visit www.golfclassic.org/events.

Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes

Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes is scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at North Hills in Raleigh. Participants and teams can raise money to benefit the American Diabetes Association. For more information or to register, visit www.diabetes.org/stepoutnorthhills.

ECAC Festival canceled

The East Citizen’s Advisory Council has canceled its ECAC Community Day Festival on Saturday, Aug. 3. For more information on ECAC, visit www.eastraleigh.org.

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